Our Mission

1. To preserve and enhance the history and culture of Allen and its environs.

2. To provide educational opportunities for residents and non-residents regarding life in Allen across the centuries.


How To Accomplish Them:

 By maintaining an archive for documents pertaining to local families and institutions, including genealogical records, family histories, letters, diaries, church records, etc.

 By publishing a newsletter, The Allen Historian, at least two times per year and distributing it not only to the membership but also to all libraries and organizations with a historical or genealogical focus in the three lower counties of the Eastern Shore, which once made up Old Somerset County.

 By supporting publication of books of local, historical, and cultural interest.

 By sponsoring lectures, workshops and, other public events of an educational nature.

 By placing historical markers at significant sites within the village and surrounding area.

 By maintaining an exhibit space with examples of local material culture as well as photographs and documents in Passerdyke Cottage.

 By maintaining a website.

The Allen Historical Society, Inc.

P.O. Box 31

Allen, MD





Phone: 410-778-3696 (Chestertown)

Phone: 410-749-9064 (Allen)

Cell Phone: 443-523-0983

E-mail: gshivers2@washcoll.edu